The Nissan Formula E Team recently completed a pre-season test at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia as it continues to get set for the 2023/24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Official drivers Sacha Fenestraz and the returning Oliver Rowland both settled back into the car, while simulator and development driver Luca Ghiotto and Alpine Academy member Victor Martins also had valuable track time.
Ghiotto and Martins set the base for the week, recording several laps and assisting the team by completing their respective programmes successfully.
Following a delay to proceedings due to an incident after the first session, running resumed with Rowland and Fenestraz jumping in the #22 and #23 Nissan e-4ORCE 04 cars respectively.
Working on set-up optimisation and long run programmes, both still managed to set encouraging lap times, with Rowland ending the day seventh on the timesheets.
To make up for lost time on Friday, teams and drivers were given an extra-long session, with British racer Rowland once again finishing in the top-10. Franco-Argentine Fenestraz meanwhile, completed a mammoth 122 laps and made some energy management progress as he prepares to kick off his second year with the squad.
Season 10 begins in Mexico City on January 13, 2024, with the campaign also set to feature the first ever race in Japan, when the Tokyo E-Prix takes place on March 30, 2024.
Tommaso Volpe, managing director and principal of the Nissan Formula E Team, said: “It was a good week of testing. We were looking to improve the car, to work on the set-up and a few other factors, so we’re very happy with what we achieved.
“The week started well with Luca and Victor. It was great to have two drivers who are familiar with the team. They used their track time in a clever way, adapting to being back in the car before completing the rest of their respective programmes, showing solid pace and doing everything the team asked of them.”
Oliver Rowland said: ”It was a good test. We spent both days inside the top-10 so not a bad start at all. I was quickly up to speed and slotted straight back in with the team, which was very pleasing.”
Sacha Fenestraz added: “Testing went well. It was great to be back on track. I really missed the feeling of driving the car, trying to put together the perfect lap and it makes me look forward to Mexico City even more!”
Nissan races in Formula E to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify every all-new vehicle offering by the early 2030s in key markets.